August 21st, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” A city policeman was arrested by his own department on felony assault charges Tuesday for striking a 9-year-old girl, police said.
Officer Patrick Cahill, 23, was taken into custody on a complaint filed by the girlâ€™s mother, said Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the Woonsocket Police Department.
She said the girl is closely related to Cahill, but she declined to elaborate, saying the police are trying to protect the privacy of such a young person.
WOONSOCKET â€” Pastor Gene Giguere says heâ€™s long felt as though the Harvest Community Churchâ€™s efforts to provide seasonal shelter for homeless men were akin to putting a Band-Aid on cancer, but yesterday he could see sunnier prospects for this troubled population.
â€śUp to now weâ€™ve just been alleviating pain,â€ť he said. â€śThis is a step toward a cure.â€ť
Giguereâ€™s comments came as he joined a whoâ€™s who of political figures, affordable housing developers and advocates for the homeless Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new homeless shelter, just for men, at 96 Burnside Ave.
Therese M. Brodd
BLACKSTONE, MA - Therese M. (Marcotte) Brodd, 86, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Northborough, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold E. Brodd.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 11, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Blanche (Surprenant) Marcotte.
Brenda M. Rossi
WOONSOCKET - Brenda M. (Woodburn) Rossi, 54, died August 13, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Boston, MA, and raised in Hopedale, MA she was the daughter of Douglas and Catherine (O'Brien) Woodburn.
Brenda attended Milford High School graduating in 1975. She previously worked at Wrentham State School and Middle-School East in Milford, MA. Brenda was an artist and enjoyed oil painting.
Rita D. Boisclair
WOONSOCKET - Rita D. (Tetreault) Boisclair, 96, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond A. "White" Boisclair.
Born in Woonsocket on June 26, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Moise and Rose (Bibeault) Tetrault. She was the loving mother of Paul A. Boisclair and his wife Barbara of Milford, MA and the late Rene E. Boisclair.
Elizabeth R. Hebert
WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth R. Hebert, 65, of St. Germain Manor, died August 19, 2012 in Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Donnelley) Hebert. Elizabeth lived in Providence for most of her life prior to moving to Woonsocket in 1994.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A Cumberland man has been arrested for damaging a sign at the regionâ€™s most prominent Islamic mosque, an incident worshipers feared might be a hate crime.
But the police charged Robert Scalzo, 20, with misdemeanor vandalism, ruling out â€” for now, anyway â€” that his actions at Masjid Al-Islam were motivated by ethnic or religious bias.
Read more in our print edition.
GLOCESTER â€” Former Glocester Police Chief Jamie A. Hainsworth was officially sworn in Monday as the U.S. Marshal for Rhode Island.
The swearing in, which came more than a year after being nominated and confirmed, took place in U.S. District Court, Providence, at a ceremony attended by more than 200 area police chiefs, law enforcement officials and politicians, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI).
Read more in our print edition.
UXBRIDGE â€” Town and state leaders joined hundreds of residents here Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Uxbridge High School.
The ribbon cutting was followed by a five-hour open house and tours of the new school, located at 300 Quaker Highway.
Cory E. Gaudet
BLACKSTONE, MA - Cory E. Gaudet 18, resident of Blackstone MA, passed away surrounded by his loving family August 19, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with his illness. He was the loving son of James & Teresa (Lamoureux) Gaudet.
Cory graduated this year from the Blackstone Millville Regional High School; he had a passion for fishing, camping, baseball, and skating.